2011 National Sense of Smell Day

1920's actress Mary Astor

Sense of smell. I know that all of my readers are “sensory” people. We all understand descriptors like “damp”, “bitter”, and “dry” when we speak of fragrance. I find that many of my readers are also foodies and can equally “read” a description of a flavor/taste and understand. As a sensory person, I thought all people had this skill. I spent childhood rubbing various leaves between my fingers, sniffing them, and “filing” those smells in my brain. I spent adolescence sniffing every… Continue reading | 4 Comments

fragrance, fragrance and food

Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale EDT Fragrance Review

Since 2005, I’ve ignored Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale. I got all upset once I started reading reviews that said it wasn’t a gingery, green sushi-inspired perfume with cold, salty white rice. I’m so literal; I know! At the time, I lived in an area that didn’t carry Bois 1920. I sure wasn’t going to order a sample of this spicy, comfort scent. It wouldn’t of appealed to me at that time anyways. Well, times have changed and it’s almost 2011. It’s cold and rainy… Continue reading | 15 Comments

fragrance, fragrance and food

Hermès Un Jardin Après La Mousson Perfume Review

Hermes Apres la Mousson

Food & Fragrance/ Fragrance Review & Recipe:

Hermès Un Jardin Après La Mousson was launched in 2008 and created by Jean-Claude Ellena. This is the third in the “Jardin” series (a collection that I love). I have been wanting this scent since I sniffed it in a Hermès boutique back in 2008. I liked it but not enough to leave with it back then. Not too long ago, my husband purchased this for me as a gift. I’m happy that I have it… Continue reading | 4 Comments